Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. Children are the ones who have the power to change the world they want to live in for themselves and for the community that surrounds them. Considering that their behavior and perception of the world is shaped at a young age, educating them on social issues at a young age is pivotal in their development and improvement of their lives globally.
Children perceive the world in a much different way than adults do. More than problems, children tend to see possibilities of doing things differently. We have often heard think like a kid, as yet proven to be more creative and filled with new possibilities and opportunities for our future. The youths should be given the best possible guidance and facilitated with favorable conditions to attain their skills to be an asset to the community and that way contribute actively to the development of the community..
It is important to enact these good practices while young to develop good habits for their future selves. If the present generation is appropriately educated and instructed, they will have the right frame of mind in enacting positive change to the world they live in. However, you don't have to wait until you are an adult to make a change. Here to unlock the power of the youth, IIX Foundation presents SHE IS MORE, a global youth art competition aimed to celebrate the value of women. Art is one of the best ways to unleash the creativity of the youth and get them involved in a women’s empowerment campaign.
We were thrilled to have been joined by so many youths to celebrate the theme of COURAGE in women through art. As seen below are Artworks of the winners for last year’s competition.
Take a look at one of our past participants Samaa Al-Ameer from Iraq. Leaving behind a legacy that requires great RESILIENCE and unwavering positivity, Samaa was an inspiring young Iraqi artist born with a severe physical impairment that obstructed much of her normal daily routines. Despite her disabilities, she learned to draw at a young age. For her participation in IIX Foundation’s SHE IS MORE Youth Art Competition, she submitted 2 art entries to celebrate women’s courage. .
To inspire more participants like Samaa, part of the proceeds raised from our past competition were channeled to support an art therapy program with Rare Skin Conditions Society Singapore – an established society and support group for patients and families with incurable rare skin conditions – by healing, relieving, and empowering ~24 mothers of patients with ~70 hours of art therapy.
Today, #SheisResilience invites you to honor these women who embrace resilience around the world - let us etch their strength and their lives in art. Together, we can shine a light on and celebrate untold stories of women's resilience across the world.We encourage boys and girls within the age group of 10 – 18 years old with a passion for art from all over the world to apply.
There is no limit to the talent we want to celebrate at SHE IS MORE 2022. Submit your art work and showcase your art to a global audience.